This award honors the memory of Barbara Neibauer, founder of the Foundation for Thymic Cancer Research. It was awarded annually with the Stinky Ball fundraising event, then replaced with an annual award for the best paper on thymic carcinoma at the annual ITMIC meeting.

We are bringing the award back for a special presentation to Micheal Delaney, founded of the Thymic Carcinoma Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing cancer wellness, education, emotional support, and financial assistance for medical-related needs for thymic carcinoma patients.

The Center is now working with ITMIC in supporting research grants. Michael, a thymic carcinoma patient himself, has worked tirelessly in this endeavor, including the Thymic Carcinoma Facebook group. You can learn more about this effort at